Manna says she bought extra bottled water in case a customer was hesitant to drink from the tap, like Mary Pugh. "Well I've definitely not been getting water from restaurants. Usually at UE I always get a cup of water from the coffee shop so I just bought a bottled water." Pugh says she is a University of Evansville graduate and is back in town visiting. She says her friends alerted her to the water situation. "I just went straight to the sink and started pouring a glass of water, and they were like, oh, you should probably just have some more bottled water. And I'm kind of a water snob so I don't want to be putting any water in me that might have chemicals in it."
Manna says her restaurant was ready if chemicals reached a dangerous level. "We keep a bottle of water here at all times just in case something like that would happen. Where we have to turn everything off unexpectedly in an emergency situation." An emergency situation was avoided, but prepared for nonetheless.